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Re: OpenBSD 2.7


From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: OpenBSD 2.7
Date: 07 Dec 2000 14:49:36 +0100
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Akim Demaille <address@hidden> wrote:

| >>>>> "Pavel" == Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> writes:
|
| Pavel> So let's remove the explicit rule. It's only helpful to
| Pavel> maintainers, but they are supposed to clean up the working
| Pavel> directory from time to time.
|
| Grmph.  I wish Automake could expand this by itself.
|
| Pavel, I believe you understood quite well the make bug which is
| triggered by our Makefile.  Could you specify it in the documentation?
|
| Pavel> Another solution would be AM_MAINTAINER_MODE in configure.in
| Pavel> and @MAINT@ before the explicit rule, but I believe it's an
| Pavel> overkill.
|
| Over my dead body :)  I'm strongly opposed to the maintainer mode.

Likewise :-)  I really regret introducing that.
I should have reacted more quickly to Fran├žois' objection to it.
If only...



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